Law & Order

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  • Mining camps
    • Prostitution and alcohol often led to drunken fights
    • 'Salting a claim'
      • Scattering gold flakes and selling land to inexperienced miners
    • Claim jumping
    • Law & Order
      • Failed or finished claims
        • Thousands moved to San Fransisco for work
          • Unemployment sparked a crime wave in 1851
        • Rival gangs took control of whole areas
      • Mass migration
        • Occured too quickly for official law systems to be introduced
      • Attempts to tackle lawlessness
        • Federal government
          • US Marshals: oversee a state or territory
            • Maintain law and order
            • Capturing outlaws
            • Running trials
          • 3 Judges:
            • Hear cases brought by US marshals
        • Local government
          • Town marshals
          • Sheriffs
          • Texas Rangers
        • Non-government
          • The Pinkerton Detective Agency
            • Banks and railroad companies
              • Protection
            • Catch particular outlaws
          • Vigilantism
            • Local communities
              • Lynchings
              • Violence
              • Went unpunished
        • Limitations
          • Geography
            • Area too large for law enforcement to cover
          • Law enforcement badly paid
            • Hard to recruit
            • Likely to accept bribes
          • No legal training
            • Untitled
    • Racial differences often led to violence
      • Chinese prevented from working on new claims
        • Anything made through hard work was robbed from them

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